“Thinking the unthinkable”? Freedom of information and the NHS Risk Register – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 16th, 2012 in freedom of information, government departments, health, news by sally

“In a recent post, Panopticon brought you, hot-off-the-press, the Tribunal’s decision in the much-publicised case involving publication, under Freedom of Information Law, of the NHS Risk Register. Somewhat less hot-off-the-press are my observations. This is a very important decision, both for its engagement with the legislative process and for its analysis of the public interest with respect to section 35(1)(a) of Freedom of Information Act 2000 (formulation or development of government policy) – particularly the ‘chilling effect’ argument. At the outset, it is important to be clear about what was being requested and when.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th April 2012

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